reading resistor with a digital multimeter

Hello All,
I am a new electronic enthusiast. I know nothing at this point. I am confused when I read a 4 band resistor with my digital multimeter. The resistor is not in a circuit
when I read the resistor orange - orange - brown - gold which is a 330 ohms I get .334 reading on my digital multimeter.

Why is it not 334? Instead of .334

If I read a 100 ohm resistor, brown - black - brown - gold,  I get 100 on my meter  or 99

I am not good at math.

Please advise.

Thank you

 

Thank you for your quick reply Sir,

I did miss the k ohms on my meter as you stated.

I am still wondering why the meter went to k ohms instead of ohms since the difference betwen 100 ohms and 334 is not that great. I own an INNOVA 3320 meter I purchased on Amazon just so you know what I am using.

So why did my meter not stay on ohms instead of k ohms on a 334 ohm resistor. Sorry if I am slow in getting this.

Thank you

John 

  Joined February 18, 2019      4
Monday at 02:20 AM

It depends on how the meter was programmed to show values. In your case the meter has been programmed to stay in "Ohms" mode if the value of resistor is eqaul or less than 100 Ohms. If greater then this value then the meter would get into " K Ohms" Mode

  Joined August 16, 2016      997
Tuesday at 12:29 AM

Thank you Sir that makes sense to me. Thank you for your help.

John

 

  Joined February 18, 2019      4
Monday at 02:20 AM

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Thank You for any help

John

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Monday at 02:20 AM